Monthly Archives: Jun 2016

Lost a bolt.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 83.86km, time: 03:22:42, pace: 2:25min/km, speed: 24.82km/h. When did that bolt drop out? The two either side were loose too. Perhaps it’s been a while. The loss of support worked them undone. I … Continue reading

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Canal commute.

Cyclocross Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.40km,  time 1:23:17, pace: 3:17min/km, speed: 18.30km/h. First trip mother route with the gravel tyres. They’re not as grippy in the muddy sections, but they’re fast on tarmac. I don’t mind, the slippy bits … Continue reading

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Gravel lanes

20°C, sunny start but building clouds and light S breeze. I rode Cyclocross with MapMyRide+! Distance: 74.35km, time: 03:30:43, pace: 2:50min/km, speed: 21.17km/h. Main feature- weaving through the gravel lanes behind Southport. There are many signs forbidding access to … Continue reading

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DofE: summing up.

18°C, showers, slow moving. We gathered the kids for a debrief. Chris, Carl and I took turns. The theme was poor husbandry, especially kit. I started with: “I had a good night’s sleep last night. I was warm, comfortable, and … Continue reading

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Another rescue.

24 – 18°C, warm, humid sun building mist to rain. Thursday, another big day with DofE; this time, bronze Practice, and a year younger. Twice as many kids, less experience but first run, no fails. I spent the whole day … Continue reading

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Five get rescued.

24°C, light wind. Clear deep blue. Duke of Edinburgh expedition, qualifying (retakes). Forty odd girls needed to re-take their expedition as a result of failing last year. Most had made a mess of navigation. All groups had most of the … Continue reading

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Introverts of the world, rise up!

Introverts of the world, rise up! This is a nice idea. Someone is sticking up for all those quiet, thoughtful and introspective people. The ones who fit the cliché silent but deep. It’s a problem in education, we, as … Continue reading

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Three peaks 3: Snowdon.

14°C, N wind, expected strong at the top. Clear and sunny. Down to 3 of us. Chris dropped out with blisters caused by poor fitting boots. Again, I powered ahead on the up climb and lagged on the descents. Carl … Continue reading

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Three Peaks 2: Scafell

Start in clear sky, 00.32′. Started well, we paused to enjoy the crystal clear starry sky. By about 650m we were walking into cloud. Hill fog dominated the rest of the walk and contributed to our problems. We, as mountain … Continue reading

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